178.10102(6) (6)Revocation of a foreign limited liability partnership's statement of foreign registration does not terminate the authority of its registered agent.
178.10102 History History: 2015 a. 295; 2017 a. 365 s. 111.
178.10103 178.10103 Appeal from revocation.
178.10103(1)(1)A foreign limited liability partnership may appeal the department's revocation of its statement of foreign registration under s. 178.10102 to the circuit court for the county where the foreign limited liability partnership's principal office or, if none in this state, its registered office is located, within 30 days after the notice of revocation takes effect under s. 178.0103 (6). The foreign limited liability partnership shall appeal by petitioning the court to set aside the revocation and attaching to the petition copies of its statement of foreign registration and the department's notice of revocation.
178.10103(2) (2)The court may order the department to reinstate the statement of foreign registration or may take any other action that the court considers appropriate.
178.10103(3) (3)The court's final decision may be appealed as in other civil proceedings.
178.10103 History History: 2015 a. 295.
178.1011 178.1011 Withdrawal of registration of registered foreign limited liability partnership.
178.1011(1)(1)A registered foreign limited liability partnership may withdraw its registration by delivering a statement of withdrawal to the department for filing. The statement of withdrawal must state all of the following:
178.1011(1)(a) (a) The name of the partnership and the jurisdiction of its governing law.
178.1011(1)(b) (b) That the partnership is not doing business in this state and that it withdraws its registration to do business in this state.
178.1011(1)(c) (c) That the partnership revokes the authority of its registered agent to accept service on its behalf and that it consents to service of process under sub. (2) in any civil, criminal, administrative, or investigatory proceeding based on a cause of action arising during the time the partnership was registered to do business in this state.
178.1011(1)(d) (d) The mailing address of its principal office or, if it has no principal office, an address to which service of process may be made under sub. (2), and a commitment to notify the department in the future of any change in such address.
178.1011(2) (2)After the withdrawal of the registration of a foreign limited liability partnership, service of process in any action or proceeding based on a cause of action arising during the time the partnership was registered to do business in this state may be made pursuant to s. 178.0912.
178.1011 History History: 2015 a. 295.
178.1012 178.1012 Action by attorney general. The attorney general may maintain an action to enjoin a foreign limited liability partnership from doing business in this state in violation of this subchapter.
178.1012 History History: 2015 a. 295.
subch. XI of ch. 178 SUBCHAPTER XI
MERGER, INTEREST EXCHANGE,
CONVERSION, AND DOMESTICATION
178.1101 178.1101 Definitions. In this subchapter:
178.1101(1) (1)“Acquired entity" means the entity all of one or more classes or series of interests of which are acquired in an interest exchange.
178.1101(2) (2)“Acquiring entity" means the entity that acquires all of one or more classes or series of interests of the acquired entity in an interest exchange.
178.1101(2m) (2m)“Constituent entity" means a merging entity or a surviving entity in a merger.
178.1101(3) (3)“Conversion" means a transaction authorized by ss. 178.1141 to 178.1145.
178.1101(4) (4)“Converted entity" means the converting entity as it continues in existence after a conversion.
178.1101(5) (5)“Converting entity" means an entity that engages in a conversion.
178.1101(8) (8)“Domesticated entity" means the domesticating entity as it continues in existence after a domestication.
178.1101(9) (9)“Domesticating entity" means either a non-United States entity or a Wisconsin partnership that engages in a domestication.
178.1101(10) (10)“Domestication" means a transaction authorized by ss. 178.1151 to 178.1155.
178.1101(16) (16)“Interest" means any of the following:
178.1101(16)(a) (a) A share in a business corporation.
178.1101(16)(b) (b) A membership in a nonprofit corporation.
178.1101(16)(c) (c) A partnership interest in a general partnership.
178.1101(16)(d) (d) A partnership interest in a limited partnership.
178.1101(16)(e) (e) A membership interest in a limited liability company.
178.1101(16)(f) (f) A membership interest or stock in a general cooperative association.
178.1101(16)(g) (g) A membership interest in a limited cooperative association.
178.1101(16)(h) (h) A membership in an unincorporated nonprofit association.
178.1101(16)(i) (i) A beneficial interest in a statutory trust, business trust, or common-law business trust.
178.1101(16)(j) (j) A comparable interest in any other type of unincorporated entity.
178.1101(17) (17)“Interest exchange" means a transaction authorized by ss. 178.1131 to 178.1135.
178.1101(18) (18)“Interest holder" means any of the following:
178.1101(18)(a) (a) A shareholder of a business corporation.
178.1101(18)(b) (b) A member of a nonprofit corporation.
178.1101(18)(c) (c) A general partner of a general partnership.
178.1101(18)(d) (d) A general partner of a limited partnership.
178.1101(18)(e) (e) A limited partner of a limited partnership.
178.1101(18)(f) (f) A member of a limited liability company.
178.1101(18)(g) (g) A member or stockholder of a general cooperative association.
178.1101(18)(h) (h) A member of a limited cooperative association.
178.1101(18)(i) (i) A member of an unincorporated nonprofit association.
178.1101(18)(j) (j) A beneficiary or beneficial owner of a statutory trust, business trust, or common-law business trust.
178.1101(18)(k) (k) Any other direct holder of an interest.
178.1101(19) (19)“Interest holder liability" means any of the following:
178.1101(19)(a) (a) Personal liability for a debt, obligation, or other liability of an entity which is imposed on a person under any of the following circumstances:
178.1101(19)(a)1. 1. Solely by reason of the status of the person as an interest holder of the entity under its governing law.
178.1101(19)(a)2. 2. Under the organizational documents of the entity in accordance with its governing law which make one or more specified interest holders or categories of interest holders liable in their capacity as interest holders for all or specified liabilities of the entity.
178.1101(19)(b) (b) An obligation of an interest holder of an entity under its organizational documents to contribute to the entity.
178.1101(20) (20)“Merger" means a transaction authorized by ss. 178.1121 to 178.1125.
178.1101(21) (21)“Merging entity" means an entity that is a party to a merger and exists immediately before the merger becomes effective.
178.1101(22m) (22m)“Non-United States entity" means an entity whose governing law is the law of any jurisdiction other than the United States or any state, but does not include an entity that has domesticated under the law of any other state.
178.1101(23m) (23m)“Organizational documents" means, with respect to an entity, whether in a record or, to the extent permitted under the entity's governing law, other than in a record, the following or its equivalent under the entity's governing law:
178.1101(23m)(a) (a) For a domestic or foreign corporation, whether or not for profit, its articles of incorporation and bylaws.
178.1101(23m)(b) (b) For a domestic or foreign partnership, its partnership agreement and, in the case of a domestic or foreign limited liability partnership, its statement of qualification as a limited liability partnership or foreign limited liability partnership.
178.1101(23m)(c) (c) For a domestic or foreign limited partnership, its certificate of limited partnership and partnership agreement.
178.1101(23m)(d) (d) For a domestic or foreign limited liability company, its certificate or articles of organization and operating agreement.
178.1101(23m)(e) (e) For a business trust, its agreement of trust and declaration of trust.
178.1101(23m)(f) (f) For any other entity, the basic records, agreements, or other items that create the entity and control its internal governance and the relations among its interest holders.
178.1101(24) (24)“Plan" means a plan of merger under s. 178.1122, a plan of interest exchange under s. 178.1132, a plan of conversion under s. 178.1142, or a plan of domestication under s. 178.1152.
178.1101(37) (37)“Surviving entity" means the entity that continues in existence after or is created by a merger.
178.1101(38) (38)“Type of entity" means a generic form of entity that is any of the following:
178.1101(38)(a) (a) Recognized at common law.
178.1101(38)(b) (b) Recognized under a governing law.
178.1101 History History: 2015 a. 295.
178.1102 178.1102 Relationship of subchapter to other laws.
178.1102(1)(1)This subchapter does not authorize an act prohibited by, and does not affect the application or requirements of, law other than this subchapter.
178.1102(2) (2)A transaction effected under this chapter may not create or impair a right, duty, or obligation of a person under the law of this state, other than this subchapter, relating to a change in control, takeover, business combination, control-share acquisition, or similar transaction involving a domestic constituent, acquired, or converting entity.
178.1102 History History: 2015 a. 295.
178.1103 178.1103 Existing purpose.
178.1103(2)(2)Property held for a charitable purpose under the law of this state by a domestic or foreign entity immediately before a transaction under this subchapter becomes effective may not, as a result of the transaction, be diverted from the objects for which it was donated, granted, devised, or otherwise transferred. An entity that is or plans to be engaged in a transaction covered by this subchapter may apply to the circuit court for a determination regarding the transaction's compliance with cy pres or other law dealing with nondiversion of charitable assets.
178.1103(3) (3)A bequest, devise, gift, grant, or promise contained in a will or other instrument of donation, subscription, or conveyance that is made to a merging entity which is not the surviving entity and that takes effect or remains payable after the merger inures to the surviving entity.
178.1103(4) (4)A trust obligation that would govern property if transferred to a nonsurviving entity applies to property that is transferred to the surviving entity under this section.
178.1103 History History: 2015 a. 295.
178.1104 178.1104 Nonexclusivity. The fact that a transaction under this subchapter produces a certain result does not preclude the same result from being accomplished in any other manner permitted by law other than this subchapter.
178.1104 History History: 2015 a. 295.
178.1105 178.1105 Reference to external facts. A plan may refer to facts ascertainable outside the plan if the manner in which the facts will operate upon the plan is specified in the plan. The facts may include the occurrence of an event or a determination or action by a person, whether or not the event, determination, or action is within the control of a party to the transaction.
178.1105 History History: 2015 a. 295.
178.1121 178.1121 Merger authorized.
178.1121(1)(1)One or more domestic partnerships may merge with or into one or more other constituent entities pursuant to ss. 178.1121 to 178.1125 and a plan of merger if the merger is permitted under the governing law of each constituent entity and each constituent entity approves the plan of merger in the manner required by its governing law.
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2017-18 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2019 Wis. Act 75 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on January 28, 2020. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after February 1, 2020, are designated by NOTES. (Published 2-1-20)